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  • The Democratic Republic of Congoby Michael Deibert

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has been home to the deadliest conflicts of the postwar era and hosts the world’s largest UN peacekeeping mission. In this compelling book, acclaimed journalist Michael Deibert travels from war-torn villages in the country’s east to the capital of Kinshasa to bring us the voices of the Congolese and explore... more...

  • The Crime of the Congoby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Although Arthur Conan Doyle is now best remembered as the creator of the timeless Sherlock Holmes series of detective stories, he was also something of a social activist in his day who used his acclaim to shed light on injustices. In The Crime of the Congo, Conan Doyle builds a devastating case against the Congo Free State, a kind of sociopolitical... more...

  • Intervention as Indirect Ruleby Alex Veit

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 34.52

    Im Kongo findet einer der größten Blauhelmeinsätze der UN statt. Seit 1996 ringen dort die Armeen mehrerer afrikanischer Länder und Dutzende bewaffnete Gruppen um die Macht. Am Beispiel des Distrikts Ituri untersucht Alex Veit die Mikropolitik von Krieg und humanitärer Intervention. Er zeigt, warum die historisch gewachsene Machtstruktur von den internationalen... more...

  • Dancing in the Glory of Monstersby Jason Stearns

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 16.99

    At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died. And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention. In this deeply reported book, Jason Stearns vividly tells the... more...

  • Patrice Lumumbaby Leo Zeilig

    HopeRoad 2012; US$ 11.65

    Patrice Lumumba (1925-61) is perhaps the most famous leader of the African independence movement.  After his murder in 1961 he became an icon of anti-imperialist struggle.  His picture was brandished on demonstrations in the 1960s across the world along with Che Guevara and Ho Chi Minh.  His life and the independence that he sought for the Congo made... more...

  • Congoby Thomas Turner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has become one of the world's bloodiest hot spots. 2003 saw the end of a five-year war in which millions lost their lives - one of the deadliest conflicts since World War II. Despite recent peace agreements and democratic elections, the country is still plagued by army and militia violence. Congo remains deeply... more...

  • America, the UN and Decolonisationby John Kent

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book examines the role of the UN in conflict resolution in Africa in the 1960s and its relation to the Cold War. more...

  • The History of Congoby Didier Gondola

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 73.00

    This book begins with a survey of Congo's early history, when diverse peoples such as the Luba, the Kuba, and the Nilotic inhabited the area, and continues by tracing the country's history through the Belgian period of colonization and the dictatorships of Mobutu and Kabila. Biographical portraits present important figures in Congo's storied... more...

  • The Trouble with the Congoby Séverine Autesserre

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    The Trouble with the Congo suggests a new explanation for international peacebuilding failures in civil wars. more...

  • Crisis in the Congoby François Ngolet

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    This volume offers a comprehensive history and analysis of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the tumultuous period of 1997-2001.  The author examines the most recent events in this turbulent region, offering a contemporary account that is both extensive and detailed. more...